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What is the best way to improve the economy in northern Santa Barbara County? The EconAlliance and the United Way think one of the key ways is to improve literacy and their Workforce and Literacy Initiative (WALI) is working to…

Did you know that the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) can help grow your business? As America’s export credit agency, Ex-Im Bank offers products and services that can help you extend the best terms to foreign buyers…

The EconAlliance of Northern Santa Barbara county officially opposes Measure P and considers the proposed legislation a real and legitimate threat to our local economic environment. Measure P Shuts Down Nearly All Existing Oil and Gas Production Safe and productive…

California supplies two-thirds of the world’s fruit and tree nuts, along with one-third of the vegetables, a status that must be protected by following food safety standards. That was the message delivered Friday by the state’s agricultural leader to a…

More than 100 educators, corporate and non-profit leaders, employers and government officials turned out Wednesday to kick off a regional initiative that aims to address illiteracy not only in schools, but in the larger community through a variety of partnerships.…

On June 19, Mr. Mike Kirkwood, President of the EconAlliance of Northern Santa Barbara County, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the District Export Council of Southern California (DECSC), represented by Megan Cullen, DECSC Secretary and Events Chair. The…

For the first time in years, Santa Barbara County’s jobs picture is showing good month-to-month growth. In fact, total employment in May was at a level not seen since 2008, which is about when employers began to really feel the…

On Thursday, June 19th 2014, Richard Swanson, Regional Director, Pacific Region of the U.S. Commercial Services for the U.S. Department of Commerce, was the featured speaker at the EconAlliance/District Export Council of Southern California event: GLOBALIZATION- IMPACTS & BENEFITS FOR…

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success? EconAlliance is delighted to support Santa Maria’s second Startup Weekend event taking place April 4th-6th. Startup Weekend…